Posted on December 31, 2012 by E.W. Spider
Happy New Year!
Never mind the excitement over learning to write the new year, this is the year I will finally coax me into calling it twenty-thirteen instead of two-thousand-thirteen.
I can do this!
This is my New Year’s Resolution Number 3!
Okay, I’m turning off the exclamation mark now.
[via tastefully offensive, which is fine for this image but not intended for all young learners, just so you know.]
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Posted on December 30, 2012 by E.W. Spider
So while you’re waiting for the clock to strike noon, rummage around for a stack of photos from the past year.
Try to collect photos specific to your child.
Print 2 sets of each.
Stick them on construction paper and laminate them.
Play Concentration/Memory by finding the matching photos.
Take a tip from No Time For Flashcards: write the year on the back of each card, and make new sets every year.
Or don’t add the year, but try to use the same color construction paper so that you can combine the sets. By the time your child is ready for college, you’ll be playing all day and well past noon.
Happy New Year!
[Aha! But I honestly like No Time For Flashcards‘s version much better: Fantastic site!!]
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Posted on December 29, 2012 by E.W. Spider
Numbers Writing Practicers, this one is for you!
Alphabet Writing Practicers, ask your Favorite Teacher to tweak this to use the alphabet!
What? You ate all of the peppermint candies from your wreath? Already?
Oh wait whew, no you don’t need the actual candies. Hard to laminate that way.
But oooh I wonder if you can change the design as needed to hearts, shamrocks, blueberry muffins…….
[Teachers Pay Teachers: Krystie Bithell’s Touch Point Numbers]
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Posted on December 28, 2012 by E.W. Spider
Did you see what NASA has been showing off on the catwalks?
If I can’t do a rousing rendition of Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes in them, then wearing those future-y spacesuits is going to have to wait a bit.
Test it on the toddlers!
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Posted on December 27, 2012 by E.W. Spider
Yes, you dress in your mostly finest.
Yes, you make this hat and plunk it on your head.
Yes, you grin quite contagiously for the camera.
Yes, the party is off to a grand start!
[Martha Stewart’s Party Hats!]
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Posted on December 26, 2012 by E.W. Spider
The next time you trot the whole bunch outdoors for a Nifty Nature Walk, keep everyone’s eyes peeled for small stones and pebbles to make these rocky feet.
Make them and then strategically place them around your home.
Archaeologists excavating your home 1000 years from now will be thoroughly baffled.
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